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About this Outdoor Garden

A highlight of our summer display, massive water-platters and more than 100 types of colorful day- and night-blooming tropical and hardy waterlilies put on a spectacular show. 

Tucked into a protected courtyard outside the Conservatory, this stunning Garden is a guest favorite not to be missed. The Garden is open from June through late September.

History of the Garden

Tropical aquatics came to Longwood in 1957 with the opening of a 13-pool Waterlily Display. In 1989 the display was redesigned by Sir Peter Shepheard into five larger, dramatic pools.